For Upper-Class Students
COURSE SCHEDULES - IMPORTANT NOTE
There may be differences between the course schedules
on the Law School website and the scheduling information on your MyUW page. The Law School schedules are correct,
and the UW information is being corrected to match. If you are told that there is a conflict, please contact Academic Services.
Pre-Registration Course Requests Review
Review your Course Requests.
Make sure you have 18 or less credits in “Accept” status, unless you are planning to take more than 18 credits.
In that case, you must have submitted a
course load approval form.
Add Codes Posted to Course Requests Page
Add codes will be posted to your Course Requests page ahead of registration. Add codes will not be assigned for credits in excess of 18,
unless you have course load approval. You will need to decline excess requests to receive add codes.
Registration on MyUW
You will use the SLNs and add codes communicated to you through the
Course Requests to register for your classes on the University MyUW page. This is also where
you will drop and add enrollments. The University Academic Calendar includes
complete information about UW registration deadlines and fees.
Course Requests Review
ADD CODES EXPIRE
Students who have not registered by the expiration date posted for a course request
will lose "Accept" status and the add code (if one is assigned) for any class with a wait list. You will be moved to
the bottom of the wait list. Students will be moved up from wait lists for any classes with unused add codes
or declined spots, and new requests will be addressed. Be sure to promptly use add codes, and to change your
request status for any classes for which you no longer wish to register to “Decline”.
ADD CODE EXPIRATION/RETRACTION DATES FOR 2014-2015:
Monday, June 23
Monday, July 21
Monday, August 25
Monday, September 15
Monday, September 22
Monday, December 1
Monday, December 22
Monday, January 5
Monday, March 9
Monday, March 23
Monday, March 30
How to Change Course Requests
You may submit new requests for classes throughout the registration period, using your
Course Requests page.
When you submit a new request, it will show as “Pending.” You will be issued Accept status and an add
code the next time Course Requests are reviewed, assuming (1) there is space in the class, and (2) that you
do not exceed 18 credits (or if you do, that you have a “course load approval form” on file). Wait listed
requests do not count against your total.
Course Requests wait lists are viewable on a
Course Wait Lists page. Your wait list status and rank is viewable on your
Course Requests page. If you are wait listed for a course, check the
Course Requests page to see if your wait list status has changed. Updates will be made on an ongoing basis. If you are still on the wait
list on the first day of classes, plan to attend the class or clinic if you are still interested.
Signed permission forms must be turned in to Academic Services, Room 361, before registering on your MyUW.
Permission Forms are required for:
Students who are taking an externship must complete the required paperwork
with the Director of Career Development, Esther Park.
After all the paperwork is completed, Academic Services will register you for your externship credits. This process can take considerable time, so
don’t wait to get started. If your externship is for 6 or more credits, you must also take General
Externship Perspectives Seminar (B567) or Lawyers, the Legal System, and Professionalism (B587) concurrently.
On the MyUW registration screen, there is a place to select “S/NS” (Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory) grading.
THIS IS NOT AN OPTION FOR J.D. STUDENTS
. For LL.M. students, this option is not generally
used and must be approved by your program director.
The following limitations are for J.D. students only unless LL.M. students are specifically mentioned:
- 15 credits maximum may be earned in the aggregate for externships (LAW B530, B535, B538, B539, and B560),
with no more than 20 credits for externships and non-law course work combined. Clinics
do not fall under this credit limitation.
- J.D. students may earn 6 credits maximum in the aggregate for LAW 600 C, D, E, and F.
- LL.M. students may earn 12 credits maximum in LAW 600 A.
- 12 credits maximum may be earned in one academic year for seminars, LAW 600’s,
and the LAW E500 (Advanced Writing Project) combined; no more than 8 of these credits
may be supervised by any one faculty member, and no more than 6 may be earned in any
one quarter. The academic year begins with Summer and ends with Spring.
DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS during the exam period until you know the days/times
of all of your exams. Variations from the exam schedule are very limited and
will be permitted only for conflicting exam times or approved special circumstances.
These circumstances would include severe physical or mental illness, or very unusual
or demanding circumstances that make it unreasonably difficult or burdensome to meet the scheduled time.
Rescheduling exam is not done generally for activities such as travel, field research, interviews
(personal or school related) and other personal events such as weddings, reunions, etc.
DO NOT CONTACT A FACULTY MEMBER REGARDING EXAM RESCHEDULING.
Health insurance is issued quarterly or annually. You may add, cancel, or change your insurance
selection through MyUW. If you will be gone for a quarter during the year, you can purchase the “annual”
insurance in a prior quarter and have continuing coverage.
See the insurance brochure for more information.
Change of Address/Name
Make any and all address changes through your MyUW page. If you have a name change, you will need to
fill out paperwork with the main campus Registrar. Please also inform Academic Services of any name
change so that we can update our database and your student mailroom folder.
If you decide not to attend school after registering, you must withdraw from all courses via your MyUW
and see Associate Dean Mary Hotchkiss.
You may be liable for partial or full tuition if you do not withdraw by the appropriate withdrawal deadlines.
Academic Policies and Procedures
Law school academic policies and procedures are posted on the
Academic Policies & Procedures page.